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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Let's Learn about Wolves!

Gray Wolves were taken off the Endangered Species List

How do you feel about Gray Wolves? What do you know about wolves in general? In the Wolf Unit Study you can learn about the anatomy of these fascinating canines, where they live, their distinctive features and how they raise their young as well as the ways that wolves are being protected from extinction.

Each of these hands-on learning activities will help your children gain a better appreciation for wolves while learning to read, write, and observe. We will be learning math and science related to the wolf theme as well as the history and folklore associated with wolves. History has not been kind to wolves and their near extinction testifies to that.

What can we do to save the Big Bad Wolf from extinction?

Gray Wolf Territory

Wolf Distribution Map

Wolf Distribution Map

Compare Wolf Territory over time

Wolves were once abundant over much of North America and Eurasia but now inhabit a very small portion of their former range because of widespread destruction of its habitat, human encroachment of their habitat, and the resulting human-wolf encounters that sparked attempts at total extermination.

The gray wolf is, however, very adaptable. Gray wolves reproduce and expand in areas where allowed and are regarded as being of least concern for extinction.

Today, wolves are protected in some areas, hunted for sport in others, or may be subject to extermination as perceived threats to livestock and pets in other areas.

Wolf Themed Bulletin Board - Word Wall with a Wolf Theme

Wolf Bulletin Board

Wolf Bulletin Board

Creating a Word Wall for the Wolf Unit Study

Today we will begin our unit study on wolves by talking about the relationship between each of the members of the family in a wolf pack. While discussing, begin to list words that the children might need to spell when writing about the wolf pack. Words on this Word Wall might include:

male, female, wolf, pack, wolf pack, pup, canine

Write each of these words with white chalk on black construction paper cut in the shape of a wolf. (Spraying with hairspray will fix the chalk.) Mount these words on a bulletin board with a snowy open field scene as a background. By attaching the wolf shaped word cards with black push pins the children can take them to their desks when they need to spell a word and then reattach them later. Be sure to keep a supply of paper wolves handy for adding more wolf related words as you discover them.

The Wolf Unit Study - Let's learn about wolves!

Next I lead the children over to the reading nook which has been converted from a Lemming's , River Otter's, Woodchuck's, Frog's Den or Bird Blind depending on the unit we studied before. The children discover that the den now has a stack of books about wolves. I also include a pack of stuffed wolves for cuddling with while reading. I tell the children that our wolf pack loves to have stories read to them and that during silent reading time they will be able to read to one of the wolves.

A Unit Study to Accompany Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary by George, Jean Craighead

Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary

Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary

A Year in the Life of a Wolf Pup

Let's take a trip to the far north where we will follow three new wolf pups. From the den they were born in we see the three wolf pups as they begin to grow and begin to explore the wider world. Notice how the passing time is expressed in number of weeks at the top left as you turn each page. There are also sentences written in italics that tell what might be happening at that time in the world of the reader with a small picture illustrating it on the opposite side.The large central picture and text show us how the wolf pups are progressing.

Compare Fact wolves Fiction

Venn Graph of Wolves

Venn Graph of Wolves

Wolves and Venn Graphs

Comparing Wolf Information

When we finish we talk about the difference between fiction and non-fiction and make a Venn Graph to describe the similarities and differences between the wolves as they are portrayed in different stories.

Which stories of wolves are fiction and which are non-fiction?

Ask the children to show the point in the book that they are talking about in order to help them learn to check their facts. Post-it notes are perfect for keeping track of where they found the information without having to write in the book.

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As you reread the story on other days, children may find other similarities and differences to be added to the Wolf Venn Graph.

The Big Bad Wolf at the Beach

Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf

Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf

Some of the best and most unique stories about wolves can be found on blogging sites.

The Wolf Pup Den - Baby Wolves

Wolf Pups

Wolf Pups

Photo Credit: Inside the Wolf Den by goldberg, Used under creative commons

Photo Credit: Wolf Pups by USFWS Headquarters, Used under creative commons

Wolf Pups in the Den - During April, wolves have litters of six to ten pups.

After you have read about how wolf cubs are born, invite children to act out the life of wolf cubs. You might use the Milk Carton Igloo reading nook from the Lemmings Unit Study or the space under your Reading Loft as your wolf den.

My children love to snuggle together in the den to read wolf stories. Christmas lights or a flashlight work well for reading lamps.

Indepth Look at Wolves

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Measure with a Wolf

Use the overhead projector to blow up a picture of a wolf to life size. Draw around the outline of the wolf on a large piece of paper or cardboard. You may wish to make two or more cutouts to use them for measuring distances in Wolf Units. Laminating the wolf cut outs will make them last longer.

Measuring in non-standard units is one of the skills listed on most state standards.

Wolves in the Reading Nook

Stuffed animals help to bring the Wolf Unit to life.

We use these wolves for cuddling with when reading, for acting out stories, and for manipulatives when trying to understand difficult math problems.

Math problems such as: 3 wolves are in the den. 3 more wolves come back home. How many are in the den now?

You might ask your parents to run a fund raiser to get your stuffed wolf collection going. We have a pack of 6 Cuddlekins Wolves in our wolves' den. Each year I try to add to my collection of stuffed animals.

The Gray Wolf Theater - Wolves in the Movies

Set up a computer with videos of wolves and call it the Gray Wolf Theater. Have a list of things for the children to look for as they watch or have paper and crayons ready for the children to react to the video when they finish watching.

Winter Wolves

On chart paper list advantages and challenges for wolves in a snowy winter climate. How does the snow help or hurt? What animals are available to the wolves in winter?

Next go out in the snow and play a version of Tag where wolves are trying to catch rabbits or mice. Play this game in a field or woods with fresh fallen snow.

Finally come back to the chart and revise your chart.

Use the information you have written when writing about wolves in winter.

Wolves are Predators

Wolves are Top Predators

As top predators, wolves play an important role in an ecosystem. Wolves can be found in temperate forests, deserts, mountains, tundra, taiga and grasslands. Because they are highly adaptable, wolves have thrived. Notice in the above diagram that wolves help keep populations of fish, amphibians, birds and mammals in check.

This link will take you to a . These words can be used to create a word search, crossword puzzle or to help label a wold habitat bulletin board.

My children loved reading the book Gray Wolf by Jack London in order to imagine what it is like to be a wolf. Our favorite passage reads:

Gray Wolf hunts on a moonlit winter night until suddenly his senses alert him to the presence of a strange pack. White Wolf steps out, the two animals meet, circling each other, leaving together, and eventually become the leaders of a new pack.

Wolf Pack

Wolves Work Together

Wolves Work Together

Preditor Prey Relationship between Wolves and Moose on Isle Royale

  • The Moose/Wolf Dynamic -
    A prey and predator relationship on Isle Royale For six decades since they loped across frozen Lake Superior to reach this rocky island, wolves have roamed 45-mile-long Isle Royale, the nation's least-visited national park.
  • SmithLifeScience
    As the population of one species changes, the population of another species that depends on the first species for survival may change as well. Use the graph below to answer questions #15-19. 15. How did the Isle Royale wolf population change between
  • Wolf-Moose Drama, Wolves Recover from Disaster
    Tuesday,March 19, 1996 This winter was long, tough and tumultuous on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior, scene of the worldís best studied predator-prey relationship, and the news is what wolf watchers were hoping to hear. A troubled wolf po

Wolfpack Population Game - Wolf Population Fluxuation Activity

A pack of wolves (K-4) stands in a circle with optional dress-up of fake-fur tails and fuzzy ears. Half the kids are sitting to show population balance. Kids sitting down from the beginning are wolf pups ready to be born. The teacher reads the shuffled cards and begins to call out the scenarios.

If it is a decreasing scenario, one wolf sits. If the wolf population increases, a wolf stands up. This continues until either the entire wolfpack dies and the wolf population is doomed, the wolf population sky-rockets until no-one else can stand up, or whoever calls out scenarios runs out of cards. You may choose only to use the scenarios shown in the site below or create your own.

Wolf Ears

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Compare Wolves to Coyotes

Wolves and Coyotes

Wolves and Coyotes

Wolf Anatomy - Comparing Wolves and Dogs

By studying these charts you can learn about the various systems of a wolf's body. Compare the muscles of the wolf to the circulatory system.

Comparing Wolves and Coyotes

wolf coyote info

wolf coyote info

  • Wolf Anatomy at Animal Corner
    Wolves move their ears from side to side to determine where a sound is coming from. Discover this and other exciting facts about wolf anatomy including the differences between dogs and wolves.

Gray wolves share a common ancestry with domestic dogs. - Writing About Wolves

Jan Brett tells a wonderfully imaginative tales of a cave boy taming the first dog. This is a great introduction to understanding the concept that wolves share a common ancestry with domestic dogs.

Wolves around the World

Canine Family Tree

Keeping Notes

Writing about Wolves

After reading this story we write a class predictable book with alternating pages:

A wolf is wild.

A dog is tame.

A wolf kills for it's food.

A dog is given dog food.


The children choose a page to illustrate. The pages are put in a three ring notebook. Anyone can add more pages later during Writer's Workshop. The book is then put in the classroom library and children are allowed to take it home to read to their families.

The First Dog - Dogs are descended from Wolves


Wolf Math

The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is also known as the timber wolf or wolf. They measure 26-36 inches high and weigh 70-150 pounds.

To understand these numbers we use an overhead projector to blow up an outline drawing of a wolf to the measurements given. We then trace around the outline on poster board and cut out two wolves. We use these wolf cut outs to measure distances in wolf units.

To understand the weight we fill a gunnysack with 70 pounds of beans add ears and a mouth and let the wolf hang out near the rug as a pillow for silent reading time.

Wolf Playing Pieces - Wolf Manipulatives

Vintage wolf salt and pepper shakers are wonderful to use as playing pieces when you are learning about wolves. Replace the playing pieces in the board games you know and love or make up new games.

We like to play Go to the Head of the Class with wolves for markers. We make up our own questions from the information we learn about wolves and keep adding to them throughout the unit.Several years worth of wolf questions and this games is starting to look like Trivial Pursuit

Wolf Lessons - What does a Wolf's Posture Mean?

Learn about the meaning of Wolf Postures. You might make cutout of wolves with separate legs, head and ears that are attached with paper fasteners.

Use to demonstrate wolf postures. These wolf puppets could be used in the Wolf Theater so that the children could make their wolves imitate the wolves in the video or to put on puppet shows.

The following books will have great ideas for 4th - 6th grade classrooms.

Non-Fiction Wolf Books

When we have questions about wolves I show the children how to look up the answers. Non-Fiction books are harder to read to a group than fiction so I find that it is often easier to have grandparents come in at Silent Reading time to read with the children. The children benefit from the individual attention and the grandparents get another chance to connect with the children.

Gray Wolf Literacy Bag

Homework for this Wolf Unit Study

Homework for this Wolf Unit Study

Word Wall Wolves - Wolves on the Word Wall

Wolf Verbs















What other verbs can you think of that are associate with wolves?

I make many kinds of Word Walls with the children as we learn about each new unit. It is important to saturate the classroom with words when children are learning to read. I have a 3 poster sized picture frames with Plexiglas replacing the glass in the bathroom. I use one for artwork the children make. I use one for word lists such as wolf verbs. The third might be a map, a famous painting or a graph related to wolves. The poster of wolves below is a great hit with the children.

You can find lots more ideas for teaching about the Creatures of the Woodlands, Meadows, and Riverbanks on my other lenses.

Homework for this Wolf Unit Study

Literacy Bagsconsist of books and activities to extend learning from the classroom to the home. As opposed to homework, these bags offer variety and options which encourage practice and extension of the skills being taught in the classroom.

The wolf backpack would be a great for carrying home a couple of books such as Red Riding Hood. The card game is fun for families to play together and the finger puppets are great for retelling the story. I include a graph for the children to interview their families as to how they feel about wolves. When they bring the Wolf Literacy Bag back to class, the children get to add the information that they gathered to the class graph.

Listen to the Wolves - Howls, barks, yips: Sounds of Wolves

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Howl the Vowels

Howling Vowels

1. As you recite the letters of the alphabet you can add excitement by "howling the vowels." Say each vowel in the voice of a howling wolf.

2. Howl the Vowels as you spell the Wordwall Words.

Variation: Hang Full Moons from the ceiling with a vowel on each one. As you spell the words howl at the moon with the correct vowel.

Unscramble the Wolf Words - Wolves on the Chalkboard Wolf

Feed the Wolf Word Game

Cut out an outline of a wolf and attach it to a small trash can.

Make a list of wolf prey. Scramble the letters to the words and add a line drawing of the prey.

Children unscramble the words and feed them to the wolf.

Thank you Bob Chesley from The Wood Works of Cedar Springs for allowing me to use the above photo of the Howling Plywood Cutout. If painted with Chalkboard paint, that wolf would be a fun way to practice writing wolf words or wolf poems.

Little Red Riding Hood brings the Games

Hello Mr. Wolf

Hello Mr. Wolf

Little Red Riding Hood

Wolf Worksheets - Big Bad Wolf Seatwork

Free printable worksheets related to the wolf theme.

Worksheets have gotten a bad rap lately. Most people see them as a waste of time or just busywork but I discovered that some children love them, especially if they are not required to do them. I like to make worksheets available as a center choice or include them as an activity choice in a literacy bag. Sometimes the children will even begin to make up their own worksheets based on the information they have discovered while studying.

The following are some wolf worksheets. I suggest that you put them on one of those shelf organizers for desktops with a stuffed or plush wolf on the top shelf. Have the wolf holding a sign saying Wolf Worksheets and offer them as a choice at center time.

  • Lucy Learns How to Draw a Wolf
    Laminate and post a copy of this sheet above the Art Table to help children with illustrations for their stories.
  • Grey Wolf Anatomy Word Wall
    Blow up this labeled poster and mount for a Word Wall. Children can use the poster to help with spelling words when writing about wolves.
    These activities will help your students better understand the problems, the misconceptions, and the controversies surrounding the ongoing issue of the Wolves status as an endangered species.

Encounter in the Woods

How do you feel about Wolves? - Wolf Emotions

Enchanted Learning has Mini Books that help children express their feelings about wolves. Help children brainstorm sentences using the words so that the children can make their own wolf stories.

Overcoming the Fear of Wolves and other Fears

  • Lesson in Overcoming Fear
    WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF? (Adapted from a traditional children's song) Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? The big bad wolf? The big bad wolf? Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? WE ARE NOT AFRAID!

Wolf Art Center - Big Bad Wolf Art Center

Laminate the worksheet from the Lucy Learns Website and hang it above the Art Center. This will help children when they are illustrating their own books about wolves.

How to Draw Wolves

Drawing Wolves

Drawing Wolves

Learning to Draw Wolves

Some children like to trace the wolves. Tracing helps the children learn the proportions of the wolf while at the same time working on fine motor skills needed for handwriting.

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  • Wolf Toilet Paper Roll Craft
    wolf animal craft made with a toilet paper roll.
  • Paper Bag Wolf Puppet
    directions and printable template for making a paper bag wolf puppet. Perfect for acting out Little Red Ridinghood, the Three Little Pigs and many other children's stories.
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    Find some drawings of wolves in pencil along with an outline for practice. Includes some general information for inspiration to do drawings of wolves.

Should Grandma be worried?

Big Bad Wolf Costume

Big Bad Wolf Costume

Wolf Dressed as Granny

Please note that the rest of the section on wolves and costuming has moved to The Big Bad Wolf in Granny's Clothes so gather your wolf pack and head on over to add your opinion on the subject.

Do Wolves really dress in Grandma's Clothing?

Wolf Tag - Wolf Games to Play Outdoors

You can change the game of Fox and Geese to Wolf and Sheep or any other wolf prey. Use the information you learned when studying the wolf predictor prey relationships to determine the kind of prey the wolf will seek. Think about the type of prey that the wolf could find on a snowy day.

Food for the Wolf!

What will the wolf eat for dinner?

What will the wolf eat for dinner?

Big Bad Wolf's Chicken Soup Recipe Contest

This contest has moved to Wolf's Chicken Stew.

Do you have a good recipe for the Big Bad Wolf?

History of Wolves - Why are Wolves Endangered?

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    The change from a hunter/gatherer way of life to one based on farming and herding started about 12,000 years ago, and since then wolves and humans have been colliding in many parts of the world. In Europe, many forests were cut down during the Midd

Wolves are coming back...

Wolves are Returning

Wolves are coming back and their numbers are increasing. Their encounters with humans are more frequent.

Many people may never have seen a wolf in real life but with the increase in populations and the reintroduction of the species in National Parks all around the country, wolves may soon be living in your neighborhood.

It's time to read and learn more about wolves.

Save the Wolves

Sign the petition to Save America's Wolves.

America's wolves need our help!

America's wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, wolves are once more threatened.

In the Northern Rockies the federal government has put forth a proposal that could lead to the slaughter of hundreds of wolves in Idaho and Wyoming. Even Yellowstone wolves could be shot on site if they wander outside the park's boundaries!

In Alaska state officials continue to allow airborne gunners to kill hundreds of wolves. Easy targets against the snow, hundreds of wolves have been shot from above or chased to exhaustion and then killed by aerial gunners who land and execute them at point-blank range.

In the Southwest misinformation and anti-wolf sentiment runs high, with wolf recovery in Arizona and New Mexico limited to a defined area if the wolves set up territories elsewhere, they are captured and returned.

Defenders of Wildlife continues the fight to promote common sense wolf management, working with federal and state officials and private land-owners to ensure that science, not politics, guides decision-making about the future of these American icons.

Gray Wolves were taken off the Endangered Species List

Now that the Gray Wolf also known as the Timber Wolf has been taken off the Endangered Species List, what's happening?

Are they being hunted?

Are the populations increasing or decreasing?

Wolves in the News

The Gray Wolves have been taken off the Endangered Species List

Officials announced Thursday, February 21, 2008 that Gray Wolves would be taken off the endangered species list. How has that news effected the wolf population in your area? Are you content with the decision? Do you want the right to shoot wolves? Do you fear that wolves will begin to invade your property and endanger your pets and children? Are you fearful that wolves will become extinct?

Should Gray Wolves be protected?

How wolves can change a river...! - Reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone National Park

Should Wolves be Re-introduced to Vermont?

WolfQuest - Preview WolfQuest

WolfQuest, from the Minnesota Zoo, teaches your children how to be a wolf and part of a wolf pack. WolfQuest can be downloaded for free.

Wolf Quest - Learn all about wolves while playing a fun game.

Learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Play alone or with friends in on-line multiplayer missions, explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in your quest to find a mate. Ultimately, your success will depend on forming a family pack, raising pups, and ensuring the survival of your pack.

The WolfQuest experience goes beyond the game with an active online community where you can discuss the game with other players, chat with wolf biologists, and share artwork and stories about wolves.

  • WolfQuest
    WolfQuest explores wolf behavior and ecology through exciting gameplay and intense social interactions.

Are you a Wolf? - Do you know how to be a wolf?

WolfQuest is a computer game designed and written with the purpose of teaching children about wolves and how to live in a wolf pack. It is a free downloadable game from the Minnesota Zoo starts with choosing a mate and has been updated to include 4 wolf pups that you must help to raise and take to your summer home. A new update includes winter, weather, changing the time of the day and sleeping.

Each time there is an update, wolf scientists are consulted to make sure that the game is a scientifically accurate as possible. Come be a wolf...

Counting Wolves

How many wolves can you see in this picture? Hint: There are more than one.

  • Make a copy of this picture, laminate it and use it as a center for children to work on visual discrimination.

It's not just a fox! Look carefully!

  • Wolf Optical Illusions
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Howling Moon

Wolf Howls at the Moon

Wolf Howls at the Moon

Wolf howling at the Moon

Native Americans call the full moon that rises in the cold January nights the Wolf Moon. It is a time of year with long cold nights when wolves can be heard howling and a time to tell stories of wolves around the fire. As the wolves return from extinction, will we again become afraid of them or will we begin to understand them better and appreciate wolves for the magnificent creatures that they are?

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    Full Wolf Moon - January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January's full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called
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Wolf Lapbook

Peter and the Wolf Lapbook

Peter and the Wolf Lapbook

Gray Wolf Lapbook - Organise Your Wolf Unit Study

Are you more interested in the fairy tale wolves or the wild wolves?

How do you feel about wolves?

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on March 04, 2014:

Great lens! So much information in it. I love all the beautiful photos/posters here too. Back when I read "Never Cry Wolf," it sounded good to be out in the wild with them (distantly that is!) Thanks for sharing this!

cbarkett on January 26, 2014:

Amazing lens I will come back and re-read it when I have more time. There's just so much info here. Love it. :O)

joinyobsn on January 15, 2014:

Wonderful lens on wolves thank you for sharing this insightful information.

SteveKaye on January 10, 2014:

Human activity has taken away so much wilderness that we are now at a tipping point. The key question is: When do we stop?

This matters because the destruction of everything includes us.

Rose Jones on June 18, 2013:

The wolf is my son's talisman, and a very wonderful animal. Thanks for this amazing lens.

keithbuk on February 26, 2013:

very good and informative lens. I haven't seen as much detail written about wolves in one place.

laurenrich on January 22, 2013:

I am more interested in the fairy tale wolves. This is an awesome lens. Thanks for sharing.

Steven from Las Vegas on January 17, 2013:

I have admired the wolf since I was a small child and when the word got around every xmas and birthday I would get an assortment of wolf gifts some very very nice and some not so much... including a coyote :)

kcsantos on January 15, 2013:

I haven't seen one, but I think there's nothing to be afraid of. Thanks for sharing!

ArtzeeChris LM on January 14, 2013:

Eyelyn, you always have the best educational resources around for just about everything! Love this one on wolves.

aishu19 on January 02, 2013:

Wow! There is so much to learn about wolves here! I think I have a lot more to learn about them

imagelist lm on December 24, 2012:

Beautiful and informative lens. Thanks for sharing...

Judith Nazarewicz from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on November 08, 2012:

I love wild wolves .... Actually I believe all animals should be left in their natural habitat. This lens is excellent! I will be sharing it with my grandchildren.

amitsarkar lm on October 07, 2012:

I always afraid of wolves. but i love your lens.

anonymous on September 10, 2012:

How do I feel about wolves? I think they are beautiful and can teach us humans a lot about co-operating in a pack.

What a lovely homeschooling resource :)

whiteskyline lm on September 09, 2012:

I think they are amazing animals. I am slightly intimidated by them, but they are beautiful

poppy mercer from London on September 09, 2012:

So much here's wonderful. Oooh the baby wolves!

pheonix76 from WNY on September 07, 2012:

We know from ecological studies that wolves are a keystone species and are important for keeping an ecosystem in balance. When predatory species are extirpated it's not a good situation for anyone (look at the unsustainable deer populations in the Northeast). Thanks for sharing.

anonymous on September 06, 2012:

I've always loved wolves :) Thanks for the great lens!

Teri Villars from Phoenix, Arizona on September 05, 2012:

Wolves are my favorite animal and this has become one of my favorite lenses! Blessed!

maryLuu on September 01, 2012:

I like the wild wolves. They are fascinating animals.

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on August 25, 2012:

@montanatravel52: Growing up in Vermont we have lived for generations without any wolves in our forests. Now that they are returning it is good to know that we don't need to be as fearful of them as portrayed in the fairy tales.

montanatravel52 on August 25, 2012:

Having been born and raised in Montana, I really do love the wolves, missed them when they were gone, and happy they are back:) Nice tribute lens to wolves, lots of people are misinformed! I have written about the bison of Yellowstone Park, as well as some general travel tips on MT travel that includes Yellowstone that might interest you? Thanks for a fun read!

mouse1996 lm on August 14, 2012:

Very informative. Loved the wooden wolf puzzle.

PristeamDetail LM on July 04, 2012:

Nice Lens Evelyn

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on June 20, 2012:

I've stopped by this article before and I must say that your amazing content on wolves never ceases to amaze me. What a fantastic article on the gray wolf.

CameronPoe on June 02, 2012:

Awesome lens. One of my favorite documentary is on PBS about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park.

Shannon from Florida on May 13, 2012:

Great lens!!! I'm featuring it on my lens on Wyoming .

Heather B on May 12, 2012:

Have you ever heard of the story "Walk with a wolf"? It teaches kids about the hunting habits of wolves, how they live in packs, and the relationship between a mother wolf and her cubs. It even comes with a song the children can sing, and an audio version of the story. Definitely a product to add to your list!

dann7trdro lm on April 23, 2012:

awesome lens

tricomanagement on April 01, 2012:

living ones

Deadicated LM on April 01, 2012:

I use to love visiting the wolf woods at the Bronx Zoo.

aquarian_insight on April 01, 2012:

A wonderful lens about a magnificent animal. I love wolves and believe we should do all we can to protect them. Thank you for the great info here.

pcgamehardware on March 04, 2012:

Such a great lens. Very detailed and loads of information I didn't know about Wolves... Thanks for sharing and using your time to create such a fantastic lens.


anonymous on February 24, 2012:

A wonderful lens. I love wolfs and believe that they should be protected. They are beautiful creatures. Thank you for this lens.

Thrinsdream on February 14, 2012:

Great lens that seems to have sparked a fantastic debate. Really enjoyed reading it. Another brilliant article by you, there seems to be a theme running here! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

Jen from California on January 27, 2012:

Great lens! I definitely support educating the next generation to the fact that wolves are not the evil creatures they are often portrayed to be. I firmly believe that if you move to the wilderness, you should be prepared to deal with any type wildlife in the area.

Edutopia on January 15, 2012:

Wolves have gotten a bad wrap. Humans have had a complicated history with them and we should really be doing more to help protect them. Great lens.

VillaDejaBlue on January 11, 2012:

Nice lens.

Matthew from Silicon Valley on January 05, 2012:

Great article and thank you for shedding light on a beautiful animal that should be protected.

KingDannyD LM on January 04, 2012:

I have a husky that looks like a wolf.

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on January 03, 2012:

Returning to sprinkle a blessing. I'm currently reading about wolves, so it was very timely to return for another review of these excellent resources. My neighbors have a wolf. I'm not sure how they came to be raising him. I have a true appreciation for these wondrous animals.

Avi Wolfson from Massachusetts on January 01, 2012:

I love wolves. I have a wolf tattoo.

Zut Moon on December 26, 2011:

Speaking of wolves and Alaska ... somebody should put that Dingy Palin on the snow and let the wolves take care of here ...

jadehorseshoe on December 23, 2011:

Return Visitor. TOTALLY excellent lens!

Zut Moon on December 22, 2011:

I came back to look again ... really impressed.

Gayle from McLaughlin on December 21, 2011:

I am also a teacher and really Appreciate all your work! Squid Angel Blessed.

Philmac128 on December 21, 2011:

I have always held a great interest in wolves and spent some time as a volunteer at a local wildlife trust that had a pack and I used to spend my breaks at their enclosure. This lens has so much great information a very satisfying read.

Zut Moon on December 21, 2011:

Rats ... another chore for me ... I have to Feature this lens somewhere ....

Zut Moon on December 21, 2011:

Now I understand your concern over Quality Lenses. WOW. This is an AMAZING LENS.

However, don't expect 99% of us to be able to produce a lens of such hugh calibre. Some of us do not have the time - others don't have the talent. Hopefully (with the challenge) they will not stoop to an assembly line concept but rather, "hone" their skills.

Thanks you for such an informative lens. You should have been a teacher ... duh ...

baby-strollers on December 10, 2011:

Like them a lot. Such a shame they are endangered. Misunderstanding I suppose...

Jim Sterling from Franklin, Tennessee on October 05, 2011:

Thanks for this great lens.

kyhillbullies on September 27, 2011:

Loved it

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on September 21, 2011:

As always, I appreciate your passion for teaching and learning. We share that passion and so I benefit from all that you publish related to learning opportunities. I plan to spend more time learning about this amazing creature. Great lens! **Blessed**

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on August 10, 2011:

I've been to the International Wolf Center in Ely. Great place! I've also heard the wolves howl in the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota. It's an eerie, incredibly beautiful sound, and I was SO thrilled to have the pleasure of hearing it on several occasions. This is an excellent lens about an amazing animal. *Blessed by an angel on the Back to School Bus Tour"

speaktolearn on June 05, 2011:

I'm kind of afraid of big bad wolves myself

inkserotica on May 28, 2011:

I absolutely adore wolves! :) A fluttering of ghostly angel wings have passed on by and sent blessings your way :)

cinstress on April 15, 2011:

they are beautiful animals, nice pictures

cinstress on April 15, 2011:

they are beautiful animals, nice pictures

Laurel Johnson from Washington KS on April 09, 2011:

What a wonderful teaching and information resource.

I'm in awe of your creativity.

reasonablerobby on April 06, 2011:

once again an amazing resource, simply brilliant!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on April 05, 2011:

My second visit here. Very comprehensive lens. A great learning tool

Pat from Midwest, USA on April 03, 2011:

This page has some great images.

anonymous on April 02, 2011:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++. Nice Squid Lens. Chris

norma-holt on March 29, 2011:

Nice lens on the ancestor of the domestic dog. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Angel blessings for Dogs on Squidoo,

Philippians468 on March 29, 2011:

i don't mind reading and learning about them, but i might not be too comfortable meeting them alone in the forest! cheers

Kimsworld LM on March 27, 2011:

My ex mother in law adopted one. I can tell you.... they are a wild animal. People get them thinking they are like dogs, but they are nothing like a dog. They may have the same physical characteristics, but that is where the similarities end. He was so beautiful. He now lives in a wolf rescue center.

anonymous on March 02, 2011:

I like to draw wolf. It is one of my favorite wildlife pencil drawings. Visit my step by step wolf pencil drawing at Hope you enjoy my drawing.

Francis Luxford from United Kingdom on March 01, 2011:

Loads of great info. Thanks for sharing!

myraggededge on February 14, 2011:

Glorious lens and a wonderful resource! Blessed :-)

DogToys LM on February 07, 2011:

One of the most beautiful animals on earth.

Fox Music on January 06, 2011:

This is a wonderful lens on the Wolf in both truth and fiction

scar4 on December 30, 2010:

Informative and interesting, I don't know the story before.

ChrisDay LM on December 27, 2010:

Wild Wolves are great and, of course, are the direct relatives of domesticated dogs. Great lens thanks.

SofiaMann on December 26, 2010:

The wolves are spectacular. Congratulations on another exceptional lens.

anonymous on December 19, 2010:

Wolves have always held a fascination for me. What a beautiful unit you have created, untold hours of joyous teaching!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 17, 2010:

My third time here but this lens always puts me in a good mood. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year wishes for you.

anonymous on December 16, 2010:

I love your lens, I think you did a great job

WebIsFun on December 13, 2010:

They say that dogs descended from the gray wolf. Though they are very different species, I'm grateful.

kt_glasses on December 08, 2010:

Really nice lens!I am not afraid of wolf. Instead I think they are beautiful and intelligent animals.

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on December 04, 2010:

Wonderfully comprehensive and fascinating information on the gray wolves.

irenemaria from Sweden on November 14, 2010:

There is a very infected debate going on in Sweden about the Wolves. Some want them and other hate them

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on October 29, 2010:

Fantastic article...thank you for sharing this.

imolaK on September 19, 2010:

This is an amazing lens. I found here many infos and a lot of interesting things about wolves.

Robin S from USA on September 09, 2010:

Fascinating creatures! Beautiful work on this lens as always. :)

seegreen on September 05, 2010:

I find wolves to be fascinating. Great lens! Blessed by an Angel

seegreen on September 05, 2010:

I find wolves to be fascinating. Great lens! Blessed by an Angel

triathlontraini1 on July 23, 2010:

Glad to see that the wolves are coming back! :)

Airinka on April 11, 2010:

Very interesting information about wolves!

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on March 18, 2010:

@GonnaFly: Thanks for stopping by to visit the wolves.

Jeanette from Australia on March 18, 2010:

Wow. Great page. Lensrolled to my wolf coloring pages.

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on March 04, 2010:

@Wadera: I am so glad that these ideas have been helpful. Please come back often to visit the wolves.

Wadera on March 03, 2010:

Adorable lens! Respect from Europe (Bialowieza National Park in Poland). Your educational ideas help me and local kids to protect our wolfs.

Linda Hoxie from Idaho on January 13, 2010:

As an animal lover and artist I love the wolf, I love to draw and paint them. I live in Idaho where the wolves are very abundant right now and have heard numerous tails of man being stocked by a pack of wolves, no attacks yet but it would frighten me to be alone in the woods and encounter one or more following me. So I love and am also afraid of the big bad wolf! This is another awesome lens Evelyn, I admire your talent as a lensmaster and a teacher very much!


Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on December 15, 2009:

@lasertek lm: Thank you for visiting the wolves.

lasertek lm on December 14, 2009:

When I was much younger, fairy tale wolves caught my interest. But now that I'm more mature, I'm fascinated with the wild wolves. I like this lens very much. Great job!

Rated 5* Hope you could visit my lenses as well. Thanks

anonymous on December 08, 2009:

Nice information, keep it coming some good things learned here, thanks twin over full bunk bed

Evelyn Saenz (author) from Royalton on December 03, 2009:

@kimark421: What a sad thought. I can't imagine a world without wild wolves.

kimark421 on December 03, 2009:

This is a fantastic lens. We do a few wolf hybrids at our grooming shops and they are extremely intelligent and usually well behaved (believe it or not). Maybe, if we can't save the wolves (it isn't looking good) in the wild, we can at least preserve the them as domesticated. 5*s

kimark421 on December 03, 2009:

This is a fantastic lens. We do a few wolf hybrids at our grooming shops and they are extremely intelligent and usually well behaved (believe it or not). Maybe, if we can't save the wolves (it isn't looking good) in the wild, we can at least preserve the them as domesticated. 5*s